Yes, Indian Rupee (INR) is the currency used in Andaman Islands. There are several ATMs and Bank branches on inhabited islands, so withdrawing cash is not a problem.
A flight from Kolkata/Chennai takes two hours, while the one from Delhi takes about five hours. Ships take as long as 50 hours (3-4 days roughly).
The Andaman Islands, like other parts of the Andaman Sea enjoy a tropical climate throughout the year. The average minimum temperature is around 23°C and it seldom goes much above 30°C.
The official languages of the island are Hindi and English. Bengali is the most common spoken language. You will also find people speaking other languages like Tamil and Malayalam.
Indian rupee is the currency used in Andaman. Always carry cash with you as ATMs are only available at Port Blair and Havelock islands. The facility for exchange of currency is only available in Port Blair. Credit cards are only acceptable in big hotels and resorts.
Yes. Andaman’s popularity as a tourist destination has spread all around the world. Tourism police and life guards are available at all major attractions in Andaman.
The tourists arriving at Port Blair will be tested for COVID-19 at Veer Savarkar airport using Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). The results will be given at the airport itself. The tourists will be charged as per rate fixed by Administration. (Presently Rs. 500/- per person).
If the tourist on arrival at airport tests positive, he/she will need to undergo institutional isolation as per existing health protocols. The cost of such isolation for govt. facility will be paid by the tourist as fixed by the administration from time to time. (Presently Rs. 1000/- for isolation at ITI Dollygunj COVID Ward).
There is a no requirement of either passport or VISA for all Indian citizens while travelling to Andaman and Nicobar Island, whereas International Passenger need to show their Passport at Imigration Counter, Arrival Hall onces they disembrak at VSI Airport.
Chennai to Port Blair Distance is 1431 km while kolkata to Port Blair Distance is 3100 km by Ship.
Andaman attracts tourists round the year; therefore, one can visit Andaman at any time of the year. However, the climate is most pleasant from Oct. to Feb/Mar.
Yes, there are many private agencies which offers two/four wheelers vehicles for rent to tourists.